Showing posts tagged as 'catholic-church'

Sufficient Grace

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Mind, Prayer

June 11, 2012 07:16

Over the last couple of weeks, I've been working hard on a paper for my spirituality class.The paper is on St. Bonaventure'sunderstanding of grace, as presented in his document called the Breviloquium. The challenge of the paper is how to help people in 2012 understand the thought of this Medievalwriter, and make his beautiful understanding of grace come alive for them.

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Memorial Day

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Personal-development

May 28, 2012 07:48

I don't know about you, but I've spent all weekend trying to catch up. Catch up on yard work. Catch up on rest. Catch up with friends and family. Catch up on reading. Catch up on work.So often, we use these long weekends to re-group, get back on track, and relax a bit before we have to start all over again. Today being Memorial Day, I think we need to pause and remember why this day came about,...

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Don't Just Be A Hearer

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Personal-development, Spirit

May 23, 2012 21:53

I'm in my second week of doctoral classes at Catholic University of America. Actually, if you throw in the on-line component (six weeks), I'm more than half way through the semester. Thanks be to God :)One of the real joys of being on campus is that I can visit the National Shrine, which sits on campus. One of the largest Catholic churches in our hemisphere, the Shrine is a remarkable place....

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Be Gentle With Yourself

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Prayer

May 15, 2012 06:32

It's been some time since I last quoted from the bookGrace In Every Season, written by Catherine Doherty. Sadly, this book is difficult to find now, but I recently found that you can still get it through Madonna House, the community that Doherty founded.

So often, many of us are hardest on ourselves.

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Happy Easter

Tags: Catholic-church, Prayer

April 08, 2012 08:31

"Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise."

Luke 24:5-7

Wishing you a most joyous Easter Season!

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Good Friday

Tags: Catholic-church, Prayer

April 06, 2012 14:32

"But he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his wounds we were healed." Isaiah 53:5

It is hard to believe another Good Friday is here. It's a beautiful day in my area, and I've just come back from a walk. I'll be heading off to church a bit later, but I sometimes feel like just getting out in nature helps me...

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Seeking Peace

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Prayer

March 27, 2012 07:51

When was the last time you went away for some time of prayer and reflection?For most people, the answer might benever. That's sad, because we all need some time to decompress from the stresses of life. We all know things have been tough for a lot of people, and all this stress has taken its toll.Some might seek the peace they need by going to the ocean, the mountains, or maybe even the desert....

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Starting Something New

Tags: Catholic-church, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Personal-development

March 08, 2012 06:13

In mid April, my good friend George and I are going to start out on a new adventure, and yesterday, we sat down over coffee to talk about it.George and I recently got accepted into a doctoral program at Catholic University of America in Washington DC. The program is somewhat specialized and it looks like there will only be about eight other people joining us on this three-year endeavor. We're...

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You Just Never Know

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Spirit

March 02, 2012 09:08

"And I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; the one who seeks, finds; and the one who knocks, the door will be opened." Luke 11:9-10Over the last several days, my church has hosted what we call a Parish Mission. Our parish community gathered each night to hear a spiritual talk, and our presenter...

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A Prayer To Start Your Day

Tags: Catholic-church, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer

February 27, 2012 06:53

Eternal Lord of all things, I feel your gaze on me. I sense that your mother stands near, and the great beings crowd around You.Angels and powers and martyrs and saints. If you help me, please, I would like to make an offering:I want it to be my desire, and my choice, provided that You want it this way, to walk this earth the way You walked it.I know that you lived in a little town, without...

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